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Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018: Congress releases list of 37 candidates for second phase

The Congress, on October 18 and 22 had announced the candidates for the first phase polling in two lists.

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New Delhi Published on: October 27, 2018 22:45 IST
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Chhattisgarh elections 2018: Congress releases list of 37 candidates for second phase

The Congress on Saturday released a list of 37 candidates for the second phase of polling for upcoming Chhattisgarh assembly elections. Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief Bhupesh Baghel, will contest from the Patan assembly constituency, said a party statement. Baghel was embroiled in an alleged sex CD scandal involving a state minister.

TS Singh Deo, the Congress Legislature Party leader, will contest from Ambikapur, while former Union Minister Charan Das Mahant will contest from Sakti.

The Congress is seeking to oust the BJP, which has been governing the state since 2003, from power this time.

Assembly elections in the state will be held in two phases.

A total of 18 assembly seats in the Naxalism-hit areas will go to polls in the first phase of polling on November 12.

The second phase of polling for the remaining seats 72 will be held on November 20 and results will be out on December 11.

The Congress, on October 18 and 22 had announced the candidates for the first phase polling in two lists.

In the first phase polling, the Congress has fielded former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla from Rajnandgaon Assembly constituency against Chief Minister Raman Singh.

(With PTI inputs)

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